Lyre Barry – A haven for history and the elusive Plains-wanderer


Lyre Barry is a property located 75km, East of Hay NSW, near the small township of Carrathool and has been in the Cattanach family for nearly five generations.

Lyre Barry is typical of the country on the vast Hay Plains with magical golden sunsets, enormous dust storms, long lasting droughts mixed in with incredibly good times where the land is covered in native grasses and saltbush. Hidden amongst the grass lives the endangered, shy, vulnerable Plains-wanderer, a tiny bird that has found sanctuary on Lyre Barry thanks to a partnership between the Cattanachs and those that care for this beautiful native bird.


School: Hay Public School

Year Published: 2021

Publisher: Wirraminna Environmental Education Centre